September 2014

Cavities and Aging Teeth

checkups1Cavities are not just something that affects children. Adults are just as likely, if not more, to develop cavities as children are. Every day wear and tear along with the natural aging process takes a toll on the human mouth. The threat of cavities is not something that people outgrow just because they become adults. Changes associated with aging can make cavities a problem for older adults. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years and he has the knowledge and expertise for how to care for those with aging teeth.

Receding gums are one of the culprits behind adult cavities. Gum tissue that is swollen, damaged, and exposing the roots of the teeth can easily invite cavities to form. Receding gums that are left untreated can cause inflammation that can lead to tooth loss.

Dry mouth is also a common culprit of adult cavities. Dry mouth can drastically increase the risk of gum problems and tooth decay. Saliva helps to continuously clean the teeth and neutralize acids that eat away at the tooth enamel. An inadequate amount of saliva allows for bacteria to attach to the teeth and thrive, multiplying promptly and causing damage rapidly. While the production of saliva does not decrease with age, many medications that older adults take have the side effect of producing dry mouth.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD has treated complex dental problems for many years and offers effective solutions for mature and aging adults. With is commitment to providing gentle, comprehensive care during every visit, Dr. Suway is well-qualified to help older adults treat and prevent cavities.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Suway, please contact us today.

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Gum Disease and Bad Breath

Gum Treatment in Marietta GABad breath is something many people may be unaware that they have until the embarrassing moment when someone points it out to them. Medically referred to as Halitosis, bad breath occurs when a build up of bacteria begins to decompose food particles and proteins within the mouth causing foul odors. Bad breath can be a consequence of poor oral hygiene habits, smoking, and poor diet choices; however, it can also be a warning sign of gum disease.

Gum disease is the chronic inflammation of the gums and tissues surrounding the teeth. It begins as gingivitis, which is an irritation of the gums that can be reversed when treated early on. Gum disease has been linked to serious health complications including diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory disease. But one of the most common complications is bad breath that does not go away even after brushing.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is here to help anyone who suffers from chronic bad breath as a result of gum disease. A professional deep cleaning of the teeth can begin treating gum disease at its source, helping to lessen the foul odors of the mouth. With continued treatment and a proper oral hygiene routine that includes brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and regular dental checkups and cleanings can effectively treat gum disease and prevent more serious complications than severe bad breath.

Don’t let bad breath dampen your social or professional life. Let Dr. Wayne Suway partner with you for a fresh, clean, and healthy mouth!

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Flossing 101

Dentists in Vinings GAMost dentists agree: flossing is one of the most difficult things to get their patients to do. What all dentists, including Dr. Wayne Suway, wishes their patients knew is that flossing is more important than brushing. Yes, you read that correctly. If someone is going to choose between brushing and flossing, flossing needs to win every time. While brushing the teeth helps to remove plaque and bacteria on the front and back of the teeth, flossing is the only way for people to remove plaque from between their teeth. The saliva, tongue, and even certain foods take care of removing plaque from the front and back of the teeth, but cleaning in between the teeth is a job only floss can perform.

Dental plaque is comprised of harmful bacteria, viruses and microscopic parasites. Plaque that is left between the teeth and near the gums can accumulate and cause inflammation and infection. This is the first stage of gingivitis, which is the beginning stage of gum disease. If gingivitis is not taken care of it can develop into periodontal disease that can lead to tooth loss and bone loss.

Flossing is not difficult to do, though many people dread this daily task. Flossing is done by breaking off about 18 inches of floss and winding it around one of the middle fingers. Wind the remaining floss around the middle finger of the opposite hand and hold it tightly between the two hands. With about an inch or so of floss between each hand, the floss should be guided between the teeth using a gentle sawing motion. When the floss reaches the gum line, it should be curved around each of the teeth in order to remove the plaque that has formed. This technique should be repeated on all teeth, and then the chore is finished.

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD wants to partner with you as your dentist and your oral health advocate. Call today to schedule an appointment for a deep cleaning, and get on your way to making flossing a part of your daily routine.

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Opalescence Teeth Whitening Treatment

Teeth Whitening Dentist in Vinings GAWhitening the teeth is one of the easiest, yet most effective, enhancements that a person can give his or her smile. Teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic dental procedure, yet it is minimally invasive. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD is pleased to offer Opalescence® to patients in the Atlanta area. While many people have tried whitening their teeth at home, the proven power of the prescription whitening gel used in Opalescence® can help patients achieve the dramatic results that they desire.

Opalescence® is a safe and effective teeth whitening treatment that has been approved by the American Dental Association. Only available as a prescription from a dentist’s office, Opalescence® offers what no other teeth whitener can offer: brilliant results in a variety of options. Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD offers in-office teeth whitening treatments that will brighten the teeth in an hour or less with Opalescence® Boost. It is an easy procedure that uses a specially designed formula that activates the whitening power and offers a strengthening whitening treatment. This procedure can be done during a lunch break to add to its convenience. Opalescence® can also be used as at at-home whitening treatment. Dr. Suway can create customized bleaching trays by making an impression of his patients’ teeth. These customized trays allow for the prescription strength gel to spread to all of your teeth so that each patient receives optimal results. Store bought trays are not customized; therefore, most people do not achieve balanced results.

Teeth whitening treatments are one of the best things you can do to enhance your smile. If you would like to make an appointment with Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD to have your teeth whitened with Opalescence® or to have customized trays made to use with the at-home whitening treatment, call today to schedule an appointment. Your brightest smile is right around the corner.

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Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.